After bringing us its latest high-decibel new Santro, Hyundai India has some extra formidable plans for 2019. And they’re all coming off the identical platform. The Korean carmaker is planning two new fashions which will probably be underpinned by a complicated model of the all-new K1 platform. The K1 platform has made its debut with the brand new Santro already. The primary is the a lot anticipated subcompact SUV codenamed QX1. The second would be the subsequent era of the Grand i10 (globally the i10 with a shorter wheelbase). Y Okay Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India mentioned, “We have now launched the a lot awaited new Hyundai Santro, and a few launches will observe subsequent yr, which collectively ought to assist us reaching a market share of over 30 per cent within the compact automobile section in India.” We have now unique particulars on this from sources inside the firm. They’ve shared solely with carandbike, that sooner or later all sub-four metre vehicles from the Hyundai (and certain Kia) secure will probably be constructed on the K1 platform. The platform is gentle in weight, inflexible sufficient to satisfy the crash necessities in varied markets, and is flexible sufficient to put on a number of top-hats of various dimension and form – permitting each Hyundai and Kia to make use of it for varied fashions in several physique types. For starters, Kia’s subcompact SUV may also be based mostly on the identical platform.
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Hyundai says the K1 platform is 63 per cent extra inflexible than the earlier small automobile platform. It’s a modified model of Hyundai-Kia’s SA platform that spawns a number of compact fashions for the 2 manufacturers globally. This consists of the Kia Picanto and the present Hyundai Grand/i10. The QX1 subcompact SUV will tackle the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon when it launches subsequent yr. The brand new platform may also give us the second era Hyundai Xcent subcompact sedan in 2020. That automobile will in fact go up in opposition to the not too long ago launched new generations of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Honda Amaze.
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Hyundai may also take a look at brining in different vehicles to India subsequent yr in fact. There may be the launch of the Kona Electrical SUV in 2019, adopted by the facelifted Tucson compact SUV, and a probable reintroduction of the all-new Santa Fe fullsize SUV as nicely.
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